Student Employment :
• Federal Work-Study is a form of financial aid which is awarded to students based on financial need. These funds are available to students through the wages they earn working in certain positions on and off campus. Your financial aid packet informs you as to whether or not you have been awarded federal work-study funds. You are encouraged to check with Office of Financial Aid regarding your award.
• Finding a job as a Work Study student follows the same process as a non Work Study student. All students have access to WestmontLink, our free online job site. Through this site you will be able to view all on-and off- campus job listings, announcements related to recruiters, and more.
• You will need to register for an account on WestmontLink (using your Westmont email and password). You will want to be sure to indicate your status as Work Study in the Applicant Type field of your profile on WestmontLink. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to view the jobs available to you.
• All job listings can be found under the tab Jobs and Internships and are called WestmontLink Jobs and Internships. You will need to havea resume on file in your WestmontLink account in order to apply. If you do not have a resume to upload, you can create one easily using Resume Builder (under the Documents tab on the WestmontLink Home page)
• Westmont supervisors post on campus jobs several weeks prior to the start of the academic year. Students are strongly encouraged to check online postings regularly and apply promptly. Be advised that on campus jobs fill very quickly and it is a competitive environment. Do not hesitate to apply often and make secondary contact with all potential supervisors as they are extremely busy in the weeks before the start of the Fall semester. Waiting too long to begin your job search may result in a lack of viable options and ultimately a job on campus.
• Students are strongly advised to work no more than 8-10 hours per week to adequately balance academic and work committments.
* We are committed to helping students find employment at Westmont, and there are hundreds of on campus jobs, but it is ultimately the responsibility of each student to be ACTIVELY searching for employment.
may also check with the Office of Financial Aid.
Some on-campus jobs, such as jobs related to chapel and fundraising, are exempt from hiring work-study students. When applying for a job make sure the hiring supervisor knows you have received a work-study award. Once you have been hired for a position on campus, you will need to setup an online time card (OATS) with your supervisor. A pdf tutorial on time cards has been made available.
• The OATS Time card system is found at the following link- OATS Time Cards.
You will need to use your Westmont email and password to access the system.
• Hours worked should be logged in to your timecard- daily. At the end of the payperiod (every 2 weeks) you will need to print off your time card, sign it and take it to your supervisor for signature as well. Be sure to be accurate in the posting of your hours. A payschedule has been made available to you which lists time card due dates. Please make every effort to turn your time card in regularly. Do Not 'save' timecards for the end of the semester. If you can not make the time card deadline- it is best to turn it in late than to wait until the next pay period.
2013-14 Pay Schedule
What is work-study?
There are also off campus work-study opportunities available. Most off-campus jobs require a car, as they are a distance from the college. However, there are some jobs within walking distance or accessible using Westmont’s shuttle or Dial-a-Ride service. These off-campus work-study jobs are posted on WestmontLink and will be listed under the position type “Off-Campus Work-Study”. If you are hired for an off-campus work-study position, you must make an appointment with the Student and Alumni Employment Coordinator to fill out the appropriate paperwork.
Lori Ann Banez, Student and Alumni Employment Coordinator
How will I get paid?
All student employees are required to fill out a timecard. http://timecard.westmont.edu The timecard must be signed by the employee and the supervisor and turned in to the Business Office (Kerwood Hall) in accordance with the Student Pay Schedule. (Students working in off-campus work-study programs must submit their timecards to Lori Ann Banez in the Office of Life Planning (Voskyul Library) by 9am on the day timecards are due.) The Payroll Office issues paychecks every two weeks. These checks can be found in your student mailbox unless you choose to receive your funds through direct deposit. Forms for direct deposit are provided with your first paycheck. Click on the link to view the Student Pay Schedule.
What about problems on the job, safety, injury or sexual harassment? If there is any problem with either your on or off campus job that do not wish to discuss with your supervisor, please feel free to contact any member of the staff of the Office of Life Planning.
Injuries - If you are injured while involved at work, you MUST report your injury to your supervisor who will then contact Human Resources.
Work Safety - It is our desire to maintain a safe work environment for students. Please be sure to attend a job safety session with Tom Bauer, head of Public Safety. Contact your supervisor for more details.
Harassment - Westmont is committed to providing an environment free of unlawful harassment. Please click on the link and scroll down to the Student Handbook to view Westmont College's Harassment Policy
Contact the Student and Alumni Employment Coordinator: